R​-​Zone 15 - Hired Guns / Midwinter / Captive / Exile

by R-Zone



The mysterious but widely acclaimed R-Zone series roll on to a 15th EP now with a new four track release that is as essential as ever.

Opener 'Hired Gun' is a tough and raw concoction with coarse, snappy snares, rough drum pings and lots of abrasive texture all making for a physical listening experience. 'Midwinter' is a deeper and more emotive jam with warm pads dampening down icy hi hats and busy synth work. It is fresh and original and sounds like little else, then 'Captive' gets all deep and space-y with smeared pads and slick metallic hits tied together with a molten acid line. Lastly, 'Exile' is five blissful and beautiful minutes of atmospheric, intergalactic electronic sounds that really take you to another place.

"Intriguing EP, Midwinter is hot! - ike"
Ike Release

"not for me"
Ksoul (Ksoul & MuteOscillator, TORINO)

"Really feeling the B side especially Exile"
Dakini9 (Plan B Recordings / Sound Warrior)

"Love R-ZOne!"

"midwinter for me"
Cavendish (WELFARE)

"captive is great, I love it!"
Jan Kinčl Zero (Radio808, Zagreb)

"HIred guns and midwinter fave. Excellent as usual"
Tomaz (22tracks, Sint Pieters Leeuw)

"Cool jams"
Truncate/Audio Injection (Truncate, Los Angeles)

"Wicked stuff all round!"
Happa (PT/5 Records, Leeds)

"r-zone always always takes us on that trippppp!"
Hunee (Hunch Music / Rush Hour, Los Angeles)

"Hired Guns is on fire here! Thanks"
Discrete Circuit (AWAY, Berlin)

"R-Zone is always interesting!"
Dario Zenker (Ilian Tape)

"Hired Guns is top"
Szare (Horizontal Ground / Field Records / Project 13, High Peak)

"Hired Guns for me…Thanks!"
James Ruskin (Blueprint Records)


"Nice sounds, liking all 4 but 'Midwinter' is my fav."
Stephen Lopkin

"I like Hired Guns"
Randomer (Hemlock, London)

"Hired Guns all the way!"
Simon Downing (Boiler Room / Audio Culture / Beggars Group)

Bleak (Delsin/Naura/Deeply Rooted, Stockholm)

"Midwinter is great !"
Romansoff (Raw Tools, Bucharest)

"I´ll play 'Hired Guns', wicked track, thanks."
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)

"massive! love this release! excited to play it!"
Alan Fitzpatrick (Drumcode, SOuthampton)

"like Hired Guns and Midwinter"
Second Storey, Al Tourettes (Houndstooth / R&S)

"exile is ok"
alex cortex

"To be played on specialised electronic music program Full Frequency on RTRFM 92.1 Perth Western Australia. Show is aired weekdays from 3pm til 5pm (GMT+8)"
Craig Hollywood (RTRFM)

Mosca (Ann Aimee, Not So Much, Prime Numbers, London)

"Hired Guns and Midwinter, killer!"
Tom Dicicco (Delsin / The Corner, Northampton)

""Hired Guns" is excellent -- I love tracks with that much space in them. "Exile" is also deep and trippy. Digging the other two cuts as well. Really great stuff all around."
Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork, Barcelona)

"Midwinter is hot!"
Giles Armstrong

"Will play Midwinter, good stuff!"
Norman Nodge (MDR, Berlin)

"Midwinter is sick"
Chille jr. (Night Moves@Framed.fm, Croatia)

"Good release! Thanks"
DJ Bone (Subject Detroit)

"Midwinter and Exile!"
Darko Esser (Doornroosje, Nijmegen)

"Midwinter & Exile stand out for me. Another brilliant release!"
Thaddeus Herrmann (Das Filter, Berlin)

"Brilliant again"
Tommy Four Seven [47]

"exile here"
Dense & Pika (Kneaded Pains)

"Exile is a beast."
Simian Mobile Disco (Delicacies)

"top quality record, midwinter is absolute quality."
James Fox / Severn Beach (Audio Culture / KMAH Radio, Bristol)

"Another R-zone winner, Mid Winter is the pick on first listen for me"
Paul Mac (Stimulus Records, Essex)

"i just l.o.v.e. hired guns !!!"
Electric Indigo (indigo:inc)

"Love R-Zone music! Midwinter is my fav here"
Andrea (Ilian Tape)

"really feeling the moody exile ! grazie"
GoldFFinch (Valence, Turbo)

"love the whole package... thanks"
Simone Gatto (OUT-ER)

"not for me"
Eiwen (BLN.FM / @Eiwenhertz, Berlin)

"nothing here for me..."
Kirk Degiorgio (ART, Ipswich, Suffolk)

"not for me"
Sascha Dive (Deep Vibes Recordings)

"Exile & Midwinter.. thanks!"
Mirella Kroes (Motiv, Amsterdam)

"Hired Guns is something really special. Thanks!"
Etapp Kyle (Klockworks / Ostgut Ton)

"'midwinter' is fantastic!!! thanks!"
Marcel Heese (Tresor, Finitude, Berlin)

"Great EP overall, thank you."
Manuel Tur

"nice one!"
Chrissy (The Nite Owl Diner, Brooklyn)

"Midwinter and Exile also for me :)"
Vince Watson (Cocoon / Ovum / Planet E / Poker Flat / Yoruba, Amsterdam)

"Midwinter & Exile!!"
Nuno Dos Santos (Something Happening Somewhere, Utrecht)

"Really nice one! Exile and Midwinter!! Thank you!"
Stenny (Ilian Tape)

"Do robots dream of hired guns?"
Rivet (Kess Kill / Kontra-Musik, Malmö)

"exile. great trip."
Versalife / Conforce (Delsin/Clone/Transcendent, Rotterdam)

"More quality from the R-Zone, loving the new jams. All about the bleep vibe of EXILE!"
Owain Kimber (Innate, Bristol)

"midwinter is the one for me"
Roland Appel

"I really like almost R-Zone. The same for this one. One more time very different. All tracks are good. thanks"
Zadig (Construct Re-Form, ROUEN)

IORI (Semantica / Phonica White / Field records)

"midwinter is fantastic also digging hired guns"
Marko Nastic (Radio B92 / Exit Festival, Belgrade)

Gingy (Clone, Toronto)

"midwinter my fave, thx!!"
Ben Sims (Symbolism, London)

"Lovely stuff as always with R-Zone"
Lakker / Eomac (R&S / Killekill)

"Great EP! Exile and Captive are the ones that stick out the most for me. Thank you."
Santiago Salazar (Historia y Violencia, San Gabriel)

"Midwinter got me here. thanks."
Jonas Kopp (Traut / Manzel, Berlin)

"Great release great atmospheres"
Luis Rozalén (Clubbing Spain)

"Midwinter is loverly!"
John Osborn (Tanstaafl Records, Berlin)

"Really diggin Midwinter"
Basic Soul Unit (Lab.our Union Creative, Toronto, ON)

"cool grooves thanx"
Slam (Soma Records)

"Refreshingly different stuff, thank you!"
Dustin Zahn (Enemy Records)

"downloaded for r hawtin"
Richie Hawtin (M-nus, Berlin)

"good stuff. thanks"
Psyk (Mote-Evolver / NON Series)


released March 23, 2016



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